ajnepple (1463) - Clear Creek, Colorado, USA - APR 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle. Dark golden, pale and cloudy with a fluffy white head that laces the glass. The aroma is yeasty and lightly tart with fruity esters, spices and herbs. Light to medium body with a crisp dry feel. Chalky yeast flavor, herbal hops, light spices and fruit. Kind of bland and watery. Lingering unpleasant finish. Meh.
JPDurden24 (1460) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Straw colored, white head. It seems to be missing something, don’t think this bottle is anywhere near new. Some minor herbs and grass, but far from a saison.
GranvilleTim (1415) - Granville, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden yellow pour with a frothy white head. Aroma is spices, light fruit, lemon, and yeast. Taste is slight lemon, yeast, some spices. Tasty beer. Great lacing. A good beer for a 100 degree day.
brenn79 (1411) - Idaho, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle- Pours hazy light golden with a one finger head. Aroma is floral, light spices, yeasty. The taste is mild funk, creamy, yeasty, strong banana flavors, not very complex, but pretty good actually, I could drink more than one of these. The body is medium, carbonation is medium high, creamy mouthfeel. Overall I liked it, a working mans saison, which is what the style was originally, before it became a higher end beer, but this is very basic, and tasty.
angrypirate06 (1374) - Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Mora aka the Billdozer. Cloudy golden pour. Nose is phenolic, banana. Flavor is phenolic, banana, clove, bitter finish. Nice and dry.
seymour (1307) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted from a 12oz brown bottle into a schooner glass. It poured a light hazy golden amber colour with deep, deep everlasting white foam and loads of Belgian lace. Some true to style Saison and/or Belgian Singel traits, though weaker and less complex overall than classic examples. Slightly grainy, spicy, fruity, citrusy, earthy, tart, yeasty, with some honey graham cracker notes, with a very dry finish. Nice noble hops aromas, but the flavour/bitterness was a bit harsh. A little mushy and bland comparatively, but still vastly better than most mass-produced lagers and golden ales. I would gladly drink this again and again, especially as an old-timey summer refresher. Good, not great.
Errl (1268) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle thanks to mora2000..Pour is light yellow with a big thick head..Nose is spice, yeast, banana, lemon pledge..Taste is spices, yeast, light, bread, very bland..
Bif (1261) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a thick head that fades very slowly to plenty of lacing. Aroma of citrus, fruit, spice and what seems to be banana. Taste of citrus, fruit some banana, spices and some bread. Mild bitterness blended with tart. Fairly dry finish. Medium body with ample carbonation. Decent beer for the style.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - APR 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Aroma of spice (cloves) and citrus fruit with hints of barnyard/earthy funk. A clear golden yellow our with a moderately dissipating white head and minimal lacing. The taste is surprise. I get moderate malts and gram crackers with a slight touch of fruit and spice in the middle and a dry grainy finish. Medium-light body with crisp carbonation. Slightly watery. Overall, while a drinkable beer, it is not, sadly, very representative of the Saison style
Guerde (1135) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) Drank during one of the nicer days of the year so far, so felt the style was appropriate for the weather. Pours out a clear gold color with a large, fluffy white head and solid levels of lacing. Yeast pour introduces plenty of haziness. Aroma holds some pizza crust, oregano, coriander, light banana, and faint soap bar. The flavor holds substantial cracker and bread notes, especially shining through on the finish, with further flavors of faint banana, mild but herbal hops in the mid, and a lingering finish of grain holding well on after drinking. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a bit subdued for the style. Overall a decent saison that would be great for the upcoming summer weather.